[A4] oil filter

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 28 16:15:17 EST 2006

I dunno, never used synthetic in my car before. Better safe than sorry, as I plan to keep this car forever...
  But I don't wear suspenders with my belt 
  Dan D
  '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
  Central NJ USA
Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net> wrote:  
 sounds like you're wasting oil, then.

At 12:16 PM -0800 2/28/06, Dan DiBiase wrote:
>sdewitt at stx.rr.com wrote:  Yes Audi enlarged the A4 oil fiters in a 
>TSB which also decreased the
>oil change interval from 10K miles to 5 k miles, and mandated synthetic
>oil. Purlator probably didn't bother updating their catalogs...
>It's  apparently the same filter that was used on the VW Rabbit 
>diesel in the  early '80's - that's what it said on the box of the 
>first one I bought  from the dealer. And it was actually only the 
>first oil change interval  that was changed, starting with the 2004 
>models - 5k, 15k, 25k, 35k.  Those are the free changes under the 
>Audi Advantage coverage, versus  10k, 20k, 30k, 40k for the previous 
>B6 1.8T's. Hard to believe they  still recommend 10k intervals, even 
>with synthetic oil.
>   I am doing 5k intervals with the OEM filter and Mobil1 0w-40.

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